I really love my Praktica MTL3 becouse this was my first reflex ever, bought more or less in 1985.
It was manufactured in DDR by Pentacon, a part of Zeiss Ikon which was split in two after WWII.
MTL3 is a very strong camera. My camera was sleeping in a drawer for 25 years and it worked fine when I put back inside the film and the exposimeter battery.
- Film format: 35mm
- Viewfinder: reflex
- Shutter: vertical travel mechanical (metal) from 1 second to 1/1000 + B
- Metering: yes, powerd by PX 625
- Lens mount: screw M42 × 1 mm
- Focusing: pentaprism with split-image and microprism focusing aids